Gay people have existed for ‘maybe 60 years,’ says Australian MP in shocking rant

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07: Bob Katter speaking for an amendment to the marriage eqaulity bill at Parliament House on December 7, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. After the Marriage Equality Bill was passed by the Senate last week, 43 votes to 12, the House of Representatives is expected to pass the legislation on same-sex marriage by the end of the week. Australians voted 'Yes' in the Marriage Law Postal Survey for the law to be changed. (Photo by Michael Masters/Getty Images)

An Australian MP has lashed out at gay people in a ridiculous rant, saying that “homosexual behaviour” from is responsible for suicides in the country.

Bob Katter, one of just four representatives who voted against Australia’s successful same-sex marriage bill just hours ago, also blamed LGBT people – who he said have only existed for a few decades – for murders.

If that wasn’t enough, the Member for Kennedy in Queensland also accused gay people of killing children by donating infected blood.

Australian independent Bob Katter announces his decision to back opposition leader Tony Abbott to form government during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on September 7, 2010. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard retained power by a tiny, one-seat majority after winning the backing of two key independent MPs in the first hung parliament in decades.  AFP PHOTO / Torsten BLACKWOOD (Photo credit should read TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)


Katter, who has previously compared equal marriage to being eaten by a crocodile, sparked outrage with the rambling tirade, both in the House of Representatives and online.

During his rant, the anti-gay politician said: “The people advocating this proposition tonight, the LGBTIs, have maybe 60 years on their side.

“I have 3.5 million years of genetic programming on my side, because we human beings, they tell us, have been around for 3.5 million years.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25:  Bob Katter MP speaks to Dairy Farmers on May 25, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. The Federal Government is expected to announce an assistance package for dairy farmers, who have been struggling due to falling milk prices in recent months.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)


“One thing that is absolutely certain is that we’ve all developed from heterosexual couples.”

Katter, who has claimed that homosexual people stole the word ‘gay,’ added that “this country continuously has the highest male juvenile suicide rates in the world”.

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